GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV
This program analytically and experimentally investigates the design and thermostructural performance of integrated ablativeradiative thermal protection systems in two phases CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT AND FULL-SCALE PANEL DEVELOPMENT. In Phase I, the program includes the investigation, analysis, and test of sub-scale specimens and various design concepts to determine design values for the full-scale panels and leading edges. Phase II covers the design and fabrication of large-scale lower surface ablative panels and leading edges for integration on the AFFDL Hypersonic Aerospace Test Structure HATS. A vehicle configuration, the FDL-5A, is furnished by the Air Force to serve as a basepoint for the analytical and experimental phases of the program. Author, modified-PL
Final technical rept. Jun 70-Aug 73,
Prepared in cooperation with HITCO, Gardena, Calif. Defense Products Div. and Acurex Corp., Mountain View, Calif. Aerotherm Div.